A painting by Frank Shipsides, a member of the famous ‘Bristol Savages’ group pf artists, will be a major attraction at The Cotswolds Decorative, Antiques & Art Fair at Westonbirt School, near Tetbury, Gloucestershire from 12 – 14 August 2022.

The impressive oil on canvas painting depicts the German four-masted ship ‘Passat’, a steel barqueand one of the Flying P-Liners, the famous sailing ships of the German shipping company F. Laeisz. It is being towed into Bristol harbour. The painting will be shown by Bristol dealers Brian Ashbee & Wes Wortruba at the popular Cotswolds antiques fair with a ticket price of £675.00.

Frank Shipsides (1908-2005) is remembered for his marine paintings and illustrations of Bristol, where he lived. He was a leading member of the ‘Bristol Savages’ group of artists, showing widely in the West of England. He held also held series of solo exhibitions at Alexander Gallery in Bristol. Today, his paintings hang in the Bristol City Council House, numerous collections and appear in as illustrations in numerous books on Bristol and its maritime history.

Featuring art and antiques specialists from across the UK, the popular summer fair at Westonbirt School is the place to buy everything from the most traditional antique pieces to the latest in decorative chic style.

Among the many highlights will be a superb display of Art Nouveau and Art Deco European sculpture from specialist dealer Hickmet Fine Art, with works by such renowned artists as Josef Lorenzl, Bruno Zach, Ferdinand Preiss, Demetrie Chiparus and Franz Bergman.

Also exhibiting will be Andy Maule Antiques who promises automobilia, railway and transport collectables, scientific instruments and unusual works of art.

Says organiser Sue Ede: ‘This fair is wonderful for people to come along and find all kinds of decorative and unusual pieces to furnish their homes in their own personal style. The fair offers a special mix of vintage, antique and 20th century pieces with fine art, collector’s pieces and personal items such as jewellery, silver, watches and vintage fashion……

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